I really am motivated in learning how to fix my bicycles and the LBS is the reason.
I always feel belittled by them from what they say and don't say.
The bike never comes out totally fixed (or not fixed at all) and I try to tell them tiny problems as they roll their eyes.
They move the seat all out of wack. Even leaving it in unrideable positions.
When they sell things they are extremely expensive.
I have no problem with supporting them in fixing my bicycle or buying things from them, but as stated above I want to be a customer not their enabler. I should not have to cringe everytime I take it in.
Bycotting is not a solution since I have no car, and need someone close.
I have two too choose from and each gives me different problems.